Arizona Lawmaker Proposes Tax Credit for CCW Permit Owners

Arizona Lawmaker Proposes Tax Credit for CCW Permit Owners

Arizona Lawmaker Proposes Tax Credit for CCW Permit Owners

Tax season is nearly here, and if a bill introduced by Arizona House Majority Leader Steve Montenegro (R- Avondale) passes, then Arizona CCW permit owners may get some money back from their taxes.

The bill, HB 2494, would allow those who have CCW permits in Arizona to claim up to $80 in tax credits, which would help to offset the cost of firearms training classes and a separate $60 application fee. Montenegro said he hopes the tax credit will encourage gun owners to apply for a concealed carry permit and promote safety.

“Law enforcement have told us time and again that the first line of defense are those that carry CCW permits,” Montenegro told KJZZ. “In essence, what it does is it’s bringing a level of awareness that we want to make sure that we can say maybe the next generation of those that want to have or possess firearms, they understand that we as a state value making sure that people are educated in how to use weapons or how to carry weapons.”

Although the tax credit may not be a windfall, many gun owners welcomed the bill with support. Jeff Prather, a firearms instructor and founder of Warrior School LLC, agrees that a tax credit may bring more people in for additional firearms training.

 

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